Thursday, May 15, 2014

Colorado Beer News 051514

Colorado Beer NewsToday is Over the Rainbow Day. Back on this day in 1856, author L. Frank Baum was born. He is best known for writing the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". His work was immortalized in the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" which debuted in 1939. The next time you wish you were "over the rainbow", raise a pint to L. Frank Baum, close your eyes, click your heels together 3 times and you might just get there. If not, at least you'll still have a craft beer in hand. Here's what's happening around the Colorado beerosphere today Thursday, May 15th, 2014. If you aren't reading this article on FermentedlyChallenged.com, you don't know what you're missing.

[CO Beer Festivals] -- [Beer Dinners] -- [CO Beer Releases]

Metro Denver

Arvada Beer Co (Arvada) - Today's Brewers Limited Reserve release is a Coconut Porter. This will tap at 2:00pm. Also, come meet the brewer from 6pm to 8pm tonight and get a tour of the brewhouse with Cary. [5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO]

Odd13 Brewing (Lafayette) - Want to know at a moments notice what they have on tap? Odd13 Brewing has just put up a new web page that shows off every beer that's on tap right now. Today they've got: Eric the Red (India Red Ale), Professor Hops (India-style Saison), Hanuman Australian Summer (Single Hop IPA), Papa Silenus (Double IPA), Sir Joshua (Black IPA), Doctor Cougar (Petite Saison), Chainsaw the Prince of Karate (Sour Ale), Succubus (Belgian Golden Strong Ale), and Coal Miner's Cuzzin (oatmeal stout). Which one will you choose? [301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO]

City Star Brewing - Berthoud CO
Sponsored ad from City Star Brewing - Berthoud, CO.

Wonderland Brewing CompanyWonderland Brewing Company (Broomfield) - While officially they are still testing the waters, this new brewery in Broomfield, Colorado will open it's doors for a soft opening TODAY from 5pm to 10pm. They will also be hosting an unofficial celebration on Friday, May 16th as well for all of their Facebook fans in appreciation for all the support they gave to getting them to opening day. Look for them to have an Amber, a Dubbel, an IPA, a Black IPA, a Pale Ale, a Blonde Ale and a Peach Wit on tap. Come check them out tonight 5pm-10pm tonight for a sneak peek! [5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO]

Mountain Toad Brewing (Golden) - Stop in and enjoy their special Tadpole Tap today. It's a "Mandarina Pale". This beer showcases the Mandarina Bavaria hop and is part 2 of their 4 part series exploring the newest flavor hops out of Germany (their Polaris IPA was the first). With a light orange color, this ale expresses an amazing tangerine character in aroma, flavor, and sight! Also, the brewery is getting ready to celebrate their 1st Anniversary on Saturday, May 24th from 12pm to 10pm. They will be offering commemorative anniversary glassware (available to the 1st 250 customers), hosting a live remote of the Colorado Craft Beer Show from 12pm to 2pm, releasing special beer tappings in their garden starting at 3pm, having live music by The Lookout Mountain Boys from 5-7pm and offering tasty food from Street Eats all day long in the garden. Come celebrate their 1st year. [900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

Saint Patrick's Brewing Co (Englewood) - Their Lana'i Dry Hop Lager is back! Lana'i Dry Hop Lager is described as a very approachable pale lager brewed with seven hop varieties and double dry hopped for 21 days with Citra and Fuggles hops. The complex hop aromas and flavors are balanced with fresh citrus zest and orange blossom honey. A perfect sipping lager for relaxing on the lana'i. Stop in and try it again! [4750 S Santa Fe Circle, Unit 2, Englewood, CO]

Blue Spruce Brewing (Centennial) - In anticipation of their new Mexican food menu that will debut the 1st week of June, Blue Spruce Brewing plans to release their new Chili Beer this weekend. That beer should pair well with their new upcoming menu. Look for the beer to be ready by either Friday or Saturday at the latest. [4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO]

De Steeg Brewing (Denver) - Back in this alley brewery, they've got a new beer on tap. Stop in to try their "Belgian Special Dark". It's a big beer weighing in at 9.0% ABV and is back by popular demand. This brew starts sweet and finishes nice and dry with subtle Belgian esters and a fantastic flavor. [4342 Tennyson St, Denver, CO]

Epic Brewing Co (Denver) - Bottles of their new collaboration brew with California's "The Bruery" are being packaged now. Look for "Peche de Nuit", a stout brewed with peach and spiced, to hit stores very very soon in 22oz bomber bottles. It's part of their Exponential Series. [3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO]

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co (Golden) - Today the brewery welcomes back their "Solid Gold Belgian Golden" to their tap wall. Also on site today is the McDevitt Taco Supply to fill your hungry needs. [393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO]

The Brew on Broadway (Denver) - This Saturday, May 17th, The BoB is having their first annual South Broadway North Hampton (SoBoNoHa) Brew Festival. It is going to be a great day there at The BoB! If you have ever wanted to learn how to brew, from small extract batches to a full on commercial system, they are teaming up with Beer At Home to bring you demonstrations at three different levels. Beer will be flowing, a food truck will be there, tunes will be playing, the patio will be open, and it should be great fun for everyone! And oh ya, belly dancers too. [3445 S Broadway, Denver, CO]

Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver) - Join in this Saturday afternoon, May 17th, at the Vine Street Pub and Brewery for a 6th birthday celebration not soon to be forgotten featuring a very special live performance, a brand new Mountain Sun beer release and an outdoor grill menu! It all starts at 4:20pm, rain or shine. They will be releasing "Dank Nugget IPA", a 7.3% ABV brew made with local Nugget hops from High Wire Hope Farm. It's an American IPA as heady as they come. All proceeds from their smokin' hot anniversary rager benefit Project Angel Heart. [1700 Vine St, Denver, CO]

Boulder County

The Very Nice Brewing Co (Nederland) - This Saturday, May 17th, there will be a new charity beer tapping happening at Very Nice Brewing Co. "The Big Fallacy" is a big beer that weighs in at 8.5% ABV and 70 IBUs and is dry hopped on 2 pounds of Summit hops. Size does matter when it comes to this beer. They will be serving up 10oz pours for $4 each. And $1 of each pour will go to their charity Peak to Peak Music Education Association. Also, tonight (5/15) they will host a Celtic Jam Session in the tap room from 6pm to 8pm. Come to listen or play. They'll be playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other music in the Celtic realm. Bring your fiddle, whistle, bodhran, bouzouki, guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, squeezebox or Uillan pipes, or just have a beer and listen to the jigs. [20 Lakeview Dr, Unit 112, Nederland, CO]

300 Suns Brewing (Longmont) - Stop in tonight for sausages and beer! Plus live music from David Potter. Also - beer and cheese are a natural pairing. Would you like to see how easy it can be to make your own mozzarella and ricotta cheese, taste some beer and cheese and have a blast? Register for their cheese making class set for Monday June 16th at 7pm at the taproom. Cost is $45 per person. The session will be led by Kate Johnson of Briar Gate Farm & The Art of Cheese. Register online. Beer and cheese sampling is included! [335 1st Ave, Unit C, Longmont, CO]

Avery Brewing Co (Boulder) - In honor of American Craft Beer Week, your beloved Avery Tap Room staff brewed a beer for your drinking pleasure! They invite you to join them at their red tables for a "Red Table Common". Now on tap at the Avery Taproom. [5763 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO]

Fate Brewing Co (Boulder) - Today they're releasing bottles of their barrel aged Clotho Cascadian Dark Ale. This dark brew was aged for 6 months in fresh charred oak barrels. It's a very limited release so get your bottles early. [1600 38th St, Boulder, CO]

Northern Colorado

Crabtree Brewing Co (Greeley) - In celebration of reaching 4,000 Likes on Facebook this week, Crabtree Brewing is planning to host a celebration this Friday night with food, a firkin release and a new beer! They'll have a pizza truck parked outside making woodstove pizzas. [2961 29th St, Greeley, CO]

City Star Brewing (Berthoud) - Looking for something to do this evening? Stop over at City Star. They've got 10 beers on tap and will have the Giggling Greek food truck on site from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Then stay and listen to live music from Franklin Taggart and Todd Silas from 6pm to 9pm. Just another Thirsty Thursday in Berthoud! [321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO]

Pateros Creek Brewing Co (Ft. Collins) - This weeks ‪‎Outlaw Tap beer‬ tapped at 12pm today. This weeks selection is: "Sweet Caroline" (bum bum bum), a honey-lavender porter. It's chocolaty and sweet with a nice floral finish, it'll taste mighty fine on the patio this afternoon. [242 N College Ave, Unit B, Ft. Collins, CO]

Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley) - Don't forget, today's the day that every 20th pint poured is FREE! Also, stop in and try their new Habanberry - a strawberry habanero wheat ale. A strawberry background with a spicy kick in the finish. [4731 W 10th St, Greeley, CO]

Freedom's Edge Brewing (Ft. Collins) - Here's the special of the day, stop in and get $1 off all pints all day today. They're a bit sore from playing in the Brewers Olympics yesterday and decided to give everyone a break on beer. [224 Linden St, Ft. Collins, CO]

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) - Grimm Brothers is clearing out all of their old t-shirts today to make room for all of the NEW t-shirts coming in soon with new styles and colors in both mens and womens. So, if you buy one of their old t-shirts today you'll also get a FREE beer! [623 N Denver Ave, Loveland, CO]

Tap and Handle (Ft. Collins) - Tonight there will be a mini-tap takeover featuring beers from River North Brewery of Denver starting at 6pm. They will have some barrel-aged wonders like: Whiskey Barrel J. Marie, Wine Barrel J. Marie and Whiskey Barrel Quandary. Patrick from River North will also be on hand to answer your questions about their beers. [307 S College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO]

Southern Front Range

Lofty Brewing Co (Colorado Springs) - Being a wholesale beer producer without a taproom sometimes means it is a bit more difficult for people to try their beers. This Friday, May 16th at 5:30pm at Brewer's Republic in Colorado Springs, you can stop in and try their new collaboration beer that they made along with Fossil Brewing Company and Radiantly Raw (both of Colorado Springs). This beer melds beer & chocolate together into a beer they call "Mokaya Chocolate Blonde". Come taste this chocolatey blonde ale. Brewer's Republic is at: [112 N Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO]

Mountains and West

Ska Brewing (Durango) - Continuing their 15 year long tradition, the first Ska-BQ of the season starts tonight at 5pm and runs til 7pm. Enjoy a full line-up of craft beers for $3 a pint or 2 for $5 cans, listen to live music from hello dollface, and indulge in hand-crafted BBQ specials from their Container Restaurant. [225 Girard St, Durango, CO]

Elevation Beer Co (Poncha Springs) - Their stainless steel pint are back for sale at their 2nd Anniversary Party this Saturday, May 17th. They will also be giving them out at beer festivals throughout the summer, just wear any Elevation gear and you may win a stainless steel pint glass (while supplies last). [115 Pahlone Pkwy, Poncha Springs, CO]
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